Slonimsky's Thesaurus has been a legendary book among musicians since at least the 1960s, with players as diverse as Coltrane, Zappa and Buckethead all finding inspiration in it. Yet many guitar players find it difficult to understand and use. This new book re-writes the theory underlying the first twelve chapters of Slonimsky's book and presents brand new patterns based on it. It's a valuable companion to the Thesaurus, especially for guitarists, as well as a huge resource in itself, with over... Topics: guitar, slonimsky, thesaurus, patterns, melodic, theory, scales, advanced
This book plugs an important gap in Scale and Arpeggio Resources , and addresses another one in the theoretical literature on scales. For in that book, and in theory, we always expect a scale to have a root note; yet, surprisingly, sometimes they don't -- not just in the abstract realms of high theory but in real-life music-making. I call these " hypermodes ". This PDF pulls all the information together into a practical reference. The opening chapter gives a very brief account of the... Topics: guitar, scales, music theory, arpeggios
This book provides a large set of tables of musical scale relationships designed to help musicians to learn exotic or unusual pitch structures. It includes an introductory chapter explaining the theory. The book is suitable for players of all instruments. Topics: music, scales, exotic, advanced, synthetic, theory, learning
This is the most complete book of guitar scales and arpeggios ever written. It's truly massive: more than 400 large pages packed with diagrams, analysis and explanations. Of course it includes all the basic, common scales you need to play rock, blues, jazz and so on, but also a vast number of exotic resources for you to experiment with and use to develop your own unique sounds. Many of these have never or hardly ever been used before. A very thorough chapter on scale theory is included: it... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews ) Topics: guitar, scales, arpeggios, scale, arpeggio, music, theory, music theory, modes, mode, chord, solo,...